LOCATION: Erie City Council
DOCKET NO.: 99-5440
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
CITATION: 528 US 16 (1999)
DECIDED: Oct 18, 1999
Facts of the case
Pro se petitioner Frederick W. Bauer sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis in the U.S. Supreme Court under Rule 39 with respect to a petition for mandamus. In October 1993, the Court had invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Bauer in forma pauperis status with respect to a petition for an extraordinary writ. Before the 39.8 denial, Bauer had filed three petitions for certiorari and five petitions for extraordinary writs. After the 39.8 denial, Bauer filed two petitions for certiorari. All eleven of Bauer's previous petitions were deemed frivolous by the Court and denied without recorded dissent.
May pro se petitioner Frederick W. Bauer be granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Supreme Court Rule 39?